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- a preferred re-entry specialty: general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, general internal medicine, psychiatry, anesthesia, orthopedic surgery, diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology, laboratory medicine and community medicine. Specialty training will be for the duration necessary to meet the qualifications for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certifications.
Physicians accepted for re-entry must return service in an underserviced area, acceptable to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. They will be required to sign contracts agreeing to provide full-time service in an underserviced area in Ontario upon completion of training.
For three to five years of training, the Return of Service (ROS) commitment will be two years. For one to two years of training, the ROS commitment will be one year.
Re-entry positions will be available starting either January 1, 2003 or July 1, 2003 for the 2003/2004 academic year. Physicians accepted may attend the Ontario medical school of their choice. This is conditional on the schools' capacity to provide positions in specific programs and meeting the schools' admission criteria.
If you are interested in the Physician Re-entry Program, please contact the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for an application package.
For an application package contact :
Brett Fernandes, Program Officer (A)
Eligible physicians who wish to be considered for a re-entry position must submit their completed application package to the Provincial Health Services Planning Unit of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care by September 6, 2002 for the January 1, 2003 or July 1, 2003 start date. The ministry will consider late applications. Late applications are to be submitted no later than March 1, 2003. Candidates will be contacted one month after receiving the application package about the outcome of the competition.
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
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